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, every time i go back, the city really looks like it's recovering, this is a huge black eye, the world is watching, all of a sudden in the middle of the biggest game of the year, the biggest sporting game of the year, the power goes out and the momentum of the game changes. this is not good for the city. i love the city. i'm just being honest, mark? >> no. and we've had an incredible week here. it has been one incredible week this city has been looking forward to since the recovery from carekatrina. they wanted the people to come back, it's been a festive atmosphere throughout. you have to wonder, where will this go. the aging infrastructure of this facility itself, it's been through massive renovations since katrina, we damaged it, remember the rooftop damage we saw here. a lot of renovation in the stadium, and now the questions will be asked, not necessarily about the city but the facility isself. and we're waiting to here, like everybody else why this happened. why during the second half of the biggest game of the year, why did the lights go out here at the superdome. >> mark, stand
& e took responsibility for the first outage then a city installed switch failed causing the second outage. a massive effort then ensued to fix the power problems. >>> san francisco police remain at the ready tonight for whatever postgame action may still develop. deborah villalon has been in the city's mission district all night where debra it's been relatively calm out there, right. >> reporter: stragglers are headed home. that's what caused triple number of officers all ready for the super brawl that didn't happen. these are some of the final moments of the game inside napper candy's irish pub. all the faces show the frustration, disbelief and it looks like coach harbaugh was there at the end. the second half for relics had everyone thinking come back but it didn't happen. they were met by uniformed officers lining the streets for the end of the game. ready to stop vandalism, bomb fires, the type of problems that erupted before the world series. with many streets closed to cruising, we've seen more cops and garbage trucks than a crowd. >> it's sad that the niners lost. i was root
reporting. the team is bringing that team back here to baltimore and the city is getting ready. cheryl conner has more on the plans for the victory parade. >> reporter: take a look. sense ifs are starting to go up around the city. driving down pratt street looks like the grand prix is back in town. it is to set up to scrawt -- congratulate the baltimore ravens. it will go down commerce street, down pratt and howard before ending at m&t bank stadium. behind this is tracy. >> we've been working with vendors, the city crews, the mayor's oafs -- office, everyone. >> reporter: how do you get it together so quickly. >> we had been planning. it's time to put the plan into place. ever one is hitting their marks and getting it done. >> reporter: if you show up tomorrow at 10:45, are you going to see ray, coach harbaugh, all the players. >> you'll see all the players, a little bit of a ceremony with mayor stephanie rawlings-blake. we'll kick everything off from right here in front of city hall with all the players, coaches, ravens band, clear leaders, might be a float and trolley, so everything
of charm city. >> we will have full coverage in just a minute. but first we have a school closing. garret county public schools are closed because of snow. >> tucker barnes is joining us now and if i'm tired, you must be exhausted. >> even before the game i was stressful yesterday and just a couple hours of sleep. tony asked about the sky, it's actually purple. >> i should have known. >> temperatures overnight in the 20s. and it's going to be another cool afternoon. highs later today will only top out in the mid 30s. let's get to the numbers. and at reagan national, 27 degrees. dulles, 25. most of the areas back in the 20s. you get the idea that we're off to a cold start. guess what we got on the way? another clipper system out to the west. we'll have sunshine for the first half today and clouds will arrive during the afty see the white on your map there, that's some snow shower activity. we'll have the risk of light snow around here. parts of the area could see light accumulations. not talking about a major event. but could have snow showers around. and could see a covering. worst case s
traffic and try to control the crowd. but overall, fans were just giddy to call the city of the 2013 super bowl champions home. >> that safety at the end was genius. >> baltimore city. don't mess with us, ever. >> in all, celebrations around the city were peaceful and police have not reported any incidents. we are in white marsh where we have been talking to fans. >> i tell you what, the fans are excited, and they have extra reason to be excited. we are here at z burger. starting at 11:00, and these guys will be getting a free burger. not a bad deal. how're you doing? this is the owner, peter. why are you doing this? >> we have been a lucky charm for the ravens. ever since we started giving away purple burgers, they have not lost. we are ever to keep it going from 11:00 until 2:00, from 5:00 until 7:00, you can say z champions, and you get free hamburgers. we have close to 3000 ready. waiting and ready to go. everybody is excited. >> these young men here can eat some burgers. 1 per customer? >> yes, one per customer. any kind of hamburger. we can even give you a bacon cheeseburger. >> than
daetz. >> dan: i'm dan ashley. we're live above mission district. the city is quite tame after this loss. police have been called to a few distinction but at this point no significant problems. >> ama: 49er fans were brace to go celebrated after an amazing come back in the third quarter. sky7hd caught two incidents of fireworks being set off in the mission district. >> dan: there were a number of arrests but no reports of major problems. tomas ramon is in north beach live where big crowds packed bars. they left with a different mood than they had hoped to leave with. >> they left a lot more somber than when they arrived. it's pretty quiet. police that were stationed are sent to other potential problem areas in the city. let me give you a look about an hour ago. >> they were called out to the sported bar because of rowdy behavior around 7:00. more than 20 officers took up positions in the area. a contingent of 8 motor officers kept a close eye on the club in case things got out 6 a hand. as a result police were deployed to strategic areas on broadway and columbus. instead the game with a
? >> absolutely not. to experience this again in the city? >> very cool. twot was like the tale of the power outage, what an unusual situation. >> absolutely. a great game. very much for to us. , a very exciting morning here in baltimore. baltimore ravens, super bowl champions for the second time .n their short history came into the league 1996. reporting live, john gonzales, abc 7 news. all right, even at this hour people are pretty excited. a long after they won the super fans went to get some championship merchandise. sporting goods stores stayed late so that fans could in andbuy t-shirts and hats as you canareas , fans cannot contain their excitement about the wind. one of the guys i work with is a 49ers fan. i am ready to go rub it in his face tomorrow. baltimore, way to joe flacco. the leader ofr this new team. i like that woman saying she to let her coworkers know how it goes from now on. dick sporting-goods will open again at 6:00 a.m. for fans theirneeding to get championship gear. abc seven stay with coverage of the .uper bowl win photo gallery on our website, wjla.com. >> it is 5:
, enjoying sights and sounds of new orleans it's such a great city. a great city to host the superbowl because everybody here likes to have a good time. people visiting from across the country are enjoying themselves. we have a tip on where the 49ers will have their post-game party, a few blocks away from where we are, right now, stay tuned at 10:00, we'll check this out and see if that's where the players end up tonight. we'll keep our eye on that. meantime, everybody here is having a good time. live in new orleans, ken wayne, ktvu channel "2 news." >>> 49er faithful all over new orleans, also all over the bay area. some of the most die hard fans are in the mission district of -- debra is there. >> reporter: at the traditional irish pub. every corner bar in the city, it is packed right now, and the tension is thick. let's go niners! >> reporter: 49ers fans not happy with the momentum of this game so far, but remembering how their team came back from a 17 point deficit two weeks ago to win the nfc championship. the crowd is a long way from giving up with half a game to go. the beer is
to minneapolis the city that is making steps to curb gun violence. he will talk about the issue that can be taken on the federal level to reduce gun violence. it shows deep de visions over what toe do about curbing the violence. a former navy man watched his wife traumatic giffords watch his wife give testimony before. she was one of several people shot by deranged gunman. he tells fox news he believes there are responsibility solutions that can be taken. >> there are common sense things that we can do to make this country a lot safer. sun i have sal criminal background check, identifying the mentally ill and getting those records into the system. >> but kelly says while background checks kept guns from calling into the hands of people the national rifle association is against any effort to place new restrictions on guns including universal background check. it is paving the way for a battle. >> the criminals aren't going to comply with it. they can care less. you are not going to commute rise the mental health records. here's what is going to happen. you ought to stop it being called a universal
in san francisco. but next season will be the teams last at the stick. the city has announced plans to demolish the stadium after the team moves south to its new home in santa clara. kron 4's charles clifford has more >> reporter: candlestick parks sits about 5 and a half miles south of downtown san francisco. the stadium was built in the late fifties as a home for the san francisco giants, the 49ers started using it in 1971. the giants moved out in 2000 and the next nfl season will be candlesticks last. for more than fifty years candlestick park has been home to sports, concerts, and more than a few memorable moments, among the highlights was the 1989 loma prieta earthquake, which shook the stadium on live television during the world series. there was also this pass from joe montana to dwight clark, which was immortalized as the catch that sent the 49ers to superbowl 16. candlestick park is currently run by the san francisco recreation and parks department, but after the 49ers play there last game here next season, developer lennar urban will take over. lennar is the same company t
to states like new york, where they have big cities and tougher gun laws. >> you know, ruth, when it comes to legislation it seems like other than the nra, there is some agreement on universal background checks. harry reid saying he supported it and a quinnipiac poll showing near 100% support for it in virginia as you look at the numbers right there. also new jersey and pennsylvania, a lot of support. is this where lawmakers can find some common ground right now? >> absolutely. i was at a breakfast with nra president last week sponsored by the christian science monitor and i asked him directly is this time different, and he said no, but i think this time is different, can be different and it particularly can be different on the subject of background checks, which really could -- they won't stop everybody who shouldn't have a gun from getting a gun, but they could stop a significant number of people who shouldn't have guns from getting guns. can i say one quick thing about the photo? two things. one is to the photoshop conspiracy theorists, i think it's very clear if you look at that photo
the super bowl. >> fans celebrated into the wee hours. the city is getting ready to welcome the team home. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> live look outside right now over washington, d.c. a very chilly start to your week. we've already got some snow flurries that have happened over the weekend. and in some school districts, they are already having some issues. we'll tell you about that in just a second. good morning. happy monday. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. it sure was a thriller last night and a long one at that. this year's big game last the four hours and 14 minutes. the longest super bowl ever. didn't realize. >> with the power outage. >> there you go. >> now it makes sense. >> thanks in part to a power outage that delayed the game over half an hour. there is your problem. >> we could have watched had it not been for that. as we look to the weather, we have one school closing to pass along. garrett county, maryland schools are closed today as people out there deal with some snow. >> all right. okay. >> we have tucker barnes sitting over here. you're not wast
carrying high school students crashes into a city bridge. >> we have room in the back of the bus came into the back of the seat. >> in minutes missing the signs that could have helped prevent disaster. >> and a quiet town has a rowdy postal service. u.s. mail truck driver traffic violations as they speed through town. this government agency says it doesn't have to pay for breaking the law. why is that? >> i am harris falkner. an american hero who struck fear in the hearts of our enemies. gunned down thousands of miles away from the battlefield allegedly by a federllow soldiee was trying to help. he was fate logically shot alon another man at a texas gun range. a suspect a former marine turned his weapon on the other men. tonight we are learning more about that man the suspect 25-year-old eddy ray ruth a veteran who reportedly suffers from post traumatic stress disorder now facing multiple murder charges. we have been following the story. what do we know? >> chris kyle this american hero known as the u.s. mill tear remost lethal sniper and another man were both creeked at the rubbing c
in charmed city after the ravens fans celebrate their team's big win in the super bowl. good morning everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this monday, february 4th, 2013. baltimore's big win isn't the only thing you'll be buzzing about around the water cooler today. a lot of people are wondering what's to blame for the power outage that left the superdome in the dark. what we're about learning about the incident ahead. >> are you sick of the snow, sick of not enough snow? either way, you won't have to think about that this morning. there is another wave of wintry weather not far move. tom kierein here with what you need before you go. >> a few of the flurries flying through the air yesterday and gently falling in some areas. the sky has cleared out. the mountains of western maryland, east of there it's mostly clear. under this clear sky, it's a cold morning. a lot of that snowmelted as we got about freezing. back down to the mid-20s in prince george's county. mid and upper 20s, fairfax and arlington counties. farther south and west, loudoun c
in the city tomorrow. scott broom is live at the ravens m&t bank stadium with more on the team's second lombardi trophy since football came back to baltimore in 1996. scott. >> reporter: what a great day in baltimore and the ravens' plane is due back this hour. although airport officials are discouraging fans from going out there. instead they're planning a big blowout here in baltimore that will close a lot of downtown tomorrow. it was a wild night of celebration in baltimore. and the party continued today at souvenir stands under canvas that popped up in parking lots all around baltimore. >> we've got to have something to wear at that parade tomorrow. >> reporter: where fans literally mobled a merchant named dan the t -- mobbed a merchant named dan the t-shirt man who had championship clothes printed ready to sell at midnight. >> then i'll be able to be a part of it here. >> i've looked everywhere for this shirt and finally found it. >> gave us the pride back. believe me, the ravens gave it to us. >> i love having everybody at my place for the parties. i love seeing the hope and pri
. >> reporter: after poland laid to rest people gathered in the city for a prayer vigil. they've been coming here every night hoping the standoff ends peacefully. they continue to speak to him through a ventilation pipe. on sunday they used the pipe to deliver items that the boy requested includes cheez-its and red hotwheels cars. investigators say dykes is making the boy as comfortable as possible. they're not saying whether he's making any demands. >>> now to the economy. and president obama says there's no doubt additional revenue is needed to bring down the deficit but believes it can be done without another tax hike. speaking to cbs news anchor scott pelley yesterday, the president said the u.s. can reduce its deficit by closing tax loopholes and making what he calls smart budget reductions. >> if you combine those things together, then we cannot only reduce our deficit, but we can continue to invest in things like education and research and development that are going to help us grow. >> well today the president travels to minneapolis where he'll push for proposal
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? >> guys, so much going on down there. this city knows how to do it right. the first time new orleans hosts the super bowl since hurricane katrina. a rashlgab a remarkable job getting this city ready for the thousands converging upon new orleans. the music plays 24 hours a day. a lot of the fans we spoke to. they are divided into three groups, ravens fans, 49ers fans, and people looking for any excuse to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. got that? we will check in with the harbaugh brothers who will be going up against each other and catch up with some celebrities. so much more coming up. we'll check back in a bit. >> sounds like somebody did an all nighter. >> i think so. for work. had to do it for work, right, jenna? >> toothpicks. am i flurry eyed yet? all for work. >> we'll see you in a bit. >>> in terms of other news, a new milestone for wall street. dow closes for the first time since the financial crisis. what that means for you and your money. >> and a new chapter for hillary clinton. former secretary of state is waking up this morning. probably still sleeping in. without
are trying to figure out who killed this new york city mom. tonight, why d.n.a. could provide the clue that cracks the case. plus, from a record-setting return to a fake field goal attempt, that was one crazy super bowl. and when the power went out, the conspiracy theories lit up. but now we know what really made the superdome go dark. tome. when they tell you that you need your oil changed you got to bring it in. if your tires need to be rotated, you have to get that done as well. jackie, tell me why somebody should bring they're car here to the ford dealership for service instead of any one of those other places out there. they are going to take care of my car because this is where it came from. price is right no problem, they make you feel like you're a family. get a synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation and much more, $29.95 after $10.00 rebate. if you take care of your car your car will take care of you. we replaced people with a machine.r, what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an
, there's so much going on down here. this city knows how to do it right. this will be the 10th time they've hosted. the first time since katrina. they've done a terrific job for getting ready for the tens of thousands that are converging on new orleans for the food and music which, i've found out, plays 24 hours a day. we spoke to a lot of fans -- i found out they're divided into three groups. the raven' fans, 49ers' fans, and people looking to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. you hear all that? we'll hear from them and hear from the harbaugh brothers going up against each other in this unprecedented super bowl, and we'll catch up with celebrities that we ran into along the way. so much more coming up in the next two hours. we'll check back with you. >> sounds like somebody did an all-nighter. >> i think so. for work. for work, right? >> two things. >> reporter: am i bleary-eyed yet? all for work, all for work. >> thanks. we'll see you in a bit. >>> meantime, in terms of other news, there's a new milestone for wall street. the dow closing over 14,000 for the first time since t
to ramp back up. goodell said he does not consider this any kind of black eye on the superdome or city of new orleans. he said the nfl will absolutely consider having future super bowls here. he declared this week a total success. even with a little bit after blackout. >> a little bit of a blackout. my goodness. what did the coaches -- i always wonder if when the game over, it is done, it is behind you. move on. or if you hear some harping on the things they don't like about coaches, players, anybody weighing in on this? >> reporter: well, it is interesting. blackout, we keep saying, was 34 minutes. inside information for you. it could have been a lot longer. you may have noticed if you were watching the game towards the end of that blackout period, the players all got back on the field and then there was even more waiting around. in the superdome a lot of the fans started booing and warranted to know why don't you just play already. coach john harbaugh from the ravens was on the field yelling at some officials. here's the inside story on what he was yelling at. ravens official tells m
city woman missing in turkey has been found dead. she had been vacationing in the country by herself. her body was discovered yesterday in istanbul. the most prolific sniper in the history of the u.s. military has himself been shot dead. tired navy seal chris kyle was one of two men killd yesterday at a gun range in texas. police arrested a suspect last night. they have no word on a motive. he won't be getting an oscar but ben affleck has gotten yet another consolation prize. last night his film argo won the director's guild award for best director. the golden globes and the screen actors guild have also honored affleck but affleck was not nominated for an academy award as best director. thousands are sending along condolences to former president george w. bush and his wife laura after hearing of the death of their beloved scottish terrier barny. the 12-year-old pooch died on friday. now to weather. cold and snowy in the midwest. and northeast. pleasant down south. and downright perfect inside the super dome. the week ahead will be mostly milder with scattered showers likely around t
the city. purple pants. jacket and silver boots. call police if you see her. >>> new developments following a nearly week-long standoff inside an underground bunker in alabama. the 5-year-old boy held hostage there is safe. his abductor is dead. >> we have learned that a firm from d.c. is heading south to lead the investigation into how awful this unfolded. jim handley at the news 4 desk where police wrapped up a news conference. jim? >> reporter: here is what we learned tonight. first, foremost, little boy, ethan is in the hospital and is in very good condition. even laughing and joking with his family. tonight, authorities wouldn't go into detail about how that operation went down. but here's what we do know. police say negotiations were beginning to deteriorate between the suspect, jimmy lee dykes and authorities. police saw dykes with a gun. they felt ethan was in imminent danger. after 3:00 they decided to enter the underground bunker and rescue ethan. not clear how authorities stormed the bunker. witnesses say they heard two lou loud blasts. jimmy lee dykes was killed in the eration,
in the cascades and northern rockies. >> 40s from salt lake city to boise. 10 in the twin cities. 20 friends omaha to detroit. 30s in the northeast. >>> up next after the break, bad news for drivers. gas prices on the rise yet again. >>> and the weekend death of a decorated navy s.e.a.l. putting the spot light on post dramatic stress disorder. >>> more from super bowl xlvii. when the lights went out, advertisers got a little creative. >>> welcome back, everyone. the buls are rung on wall street. this morning, the dow opens above 14,000 for the first time in more than five years. since before the financial crisis. that's only about 150 points from its all-time high set in october 2007. the dow is now up almost 7% since the beginning of the year. >> open those 401(k)s perhaps, folks. >>> gasoline prices are going up. the average price is $3.51 a gallon, an increase of almost 17 cents in a week. analysts expect the rise to stop well before four bucks gallon and average well under last year's record prices. >>> u.s. pickup truck sales are expected to soar this year, topping 1.7 million. there are lots
and get around the city, so she has to take metro. that certainly is the argument that you hear from a number of folks. they are increasingly frustrated with metro and a lot of these delays and problems, but it's the only way to get around town. a handful of folks on wednesday night suffered asthma, even panic attacks when they were inside the dark trains for several hours. no other major injuries fortunately. metro apologizing for that wednesday night fiasco. hear the rest of their explanation coming up at 5:30. jess, mike? >> definitely some misery. looks like it's snowing out there right now for you, delia. >> reporter: it's just starting to snow. i can only imagine what those folks were going through. it's getting a little nippy. we'll bundle up and bring you another live report in half an hour good see you then. >>> some unlucky commuters will be trying to retrieve their cars too. a parking lot at the laurel marc station flooded. the city towed away the swamp cars which can be picked up at 350 municipal square in laurel. some commuters told us they knew not to park in the lot be
ending of the story we have been following of a new york city woman who went missing in turkey. her body was found over the weekend. authorities just wrapped up an autopsy. police are scouring the area near the ancient city walls where her body was discovered late saturday. family and friends are mourning the loss. >> she is a doll. she works at chiropractor's where i used to go. she is happy. she is a wonderful person. a wonderful mother. i can't imagine how her husband feels right now. gregg: she vanished while vacationing alone. police say she suffered a fatal blow to the head. martha: president obama insisting new revenues will be needed in the future. but he says the tax hikes may not be necessary. here is a piece of the interview he did yesterday. >> there is no doubt we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down our deficit. if you combine those things together we cannot only reduce our deficit but we can invest in education and research and development that will help us grow. martha: what do you think about that at home and what does kar
on sundays. >> i think it is overdue. i think it is makes life easier. >> the city hopes it will keep the tax revenue here comp is chpted to be hundreds of thousands of dollars. there are other cities that open on sundays as well. the owners said they did not want to make the workers come in on their only day off so we'll have to see how it shakes out. >> first time in 80 years not bad. president obama got a chance to weigh in on some issues during the pre-super bowl interview. he talked about the deficit and by making reductions in spending. he talked about football. mr. obama says the threat of con suggestions for football players means everything should be done for safety, special if you are youth. the standoff between a man holding a young boy hostage and police and what investigators are saying about the situation tonight. >> panetta is speaking out r out about chuck hagel. >> there is no time like the present for john kerry >> still no end in sight to that hostage standoff in alabama. jim continues to hold a 5-year-old boy in a bunker. they ha
moments before the crash. >>> and search for answers. what happened to the new york city mother found murdered in turkey? we'll talk to her mother "today," monday, february 4th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. we have the backup generators all gassed up just in case. super bowl xlvii will be remembered for a long time. yes, for the game's dramatic finish but perhaps more so for that power outage. if the ravens had not held on to win that game we would be talking conspiracy theories. >> apparently the game got very exciting toward the end of it. when the lights went out etook it as a personal hint and went straight to bed. >> i've been briefing uh-uh on the outcome of the game all morning long. >> we'll be live in new orleans. and the ravens head coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to tell us what it was like to beat his brother's team in t
city, alabama, gabe guttierez, a tough few days. another emotional day ahead, i suspect. >> reporter: that's right. this afternoon mourners are preparing to remember that slain bus driver. police appear willing to wait this one out. as police towed the school bus from the crime scene friday, investigators released the first picture of the man they say is responsible. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. the man believed to be holding hostage a boy with asberger's syndrome named ethan in an underground bunker. >> we understand he's got supplies there. he's got food there. but this is a young child five years old. has he got food that this child will eat? >> reporter: nbc news has confirmed dykes served in the u.s. navy in the 60s. he served various awards, a good conduct med methal and vietnam service medal. but on tuesday those honors seem very far away. police say dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random young children. when the bus drive refused, plea say dykes shot and killed him and made off with 5-year-old ethan. kelly miller says her kids got off that bus right before
mild autism as well. gabe gutierrez joins us from midland city, alabama. gabe, we know authorities have been talking to dykes through that pvc pipe of some sort. do we know whether he's asking for anything? >> reporter: craig, we've been following this story for days. police are very tightlipped about what their communication with dykes involves. we don't know if he's making any demeans, but yesterday we did hear from the sheriff and saw some signs of how sensitive these negotiations have become. the shefb thariff thavsnked the for taking care of our child. law enforcement authorities may believe that the suspect has access to television in the bunker. he has an electric heater, blankets and treating the child relatively well and the child so far was not physically harmed, but not many details on the nature of the negotiations. this has been going on for more than 118 hours, since tuesday afternoon, when police say that suspect, jimmy lee dykes boarded that school bus, demanded two children and shot and killed the bus driver and took off with 5-year-old ethan according to police. they h
city. within hours, police identified her as sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, a native of staten island, new york. sierra had been missing more than a week, after disappearing during what was supposed to be her first foreign vacation. turkish police suspect she's been murdered. >> it has been determined she was killed with a blow to the head. for us to give concrete details of the case, we need more time to investigate. it's not right to say anything about the ongoing interrogation of the detained people. she was a tourist traveling alone. >> these are the last known images of sierra, security cameras caught her on the night of january 20th, walking alone inside a shopping mall. sierra flew from new york to turkey on january 7th solo, because a friend cancelled coming along at the last minute. she was an amateur photographer who shared her photos of istanbul's mosques and skyline with friends she met on instagram. sierra is believed to have met some of these instagram acquaintances during her stay in turkey and during a short side trip to amsterdam. sierra's husband steven sounde
birthday. that hostage standoff here in midland city is finally over. >> a very special child; he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, he's okay. >> the five-year-old victim in this story has been saved by hraurplt. a loud boom was heard freeing him from his captor jimmy lee dykes. authorities say they felt he was in imminent danger yesterday afternoon. communication was clearly deteriorating and dykes was becoming agitated. last night we saw them sweeping the property checking for buried bombs as the investigation continues. this while the little boy was taken to a local hospital. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating; the things that you would expect a normal five- to six-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very lucky. and his success story is that he's out safe and doing great. >> f.b.i. officials on the scene at flowers hospital say he is safe and okay. they didn't release any other details about his condition but they did say he was with his mother. as far as a motive in this, a sherrif did touch on it briefly during a pres
and their chance to becoming productive americans and especially the very, very young. the teenagers and the inner-city dwellers. it is a loping-term disability that they are creating here. we must grow a heck of a lot faster to bring this problem back under control. it's just not happening. known of the data really indicate rapid resurgence in economic growth. that's when we need. >> you talk about growth. we know that the gdp for the last quarter was not good, it's in negative territory. what exactly, when we seesay gdp, what does that mean, why should they be concerned? >> on the gdp numbers, that's total gross product of the united states. when it declines, it means our country is shrinking, even though our population is expanding, which means that the income per capita of our citizens is declining. when you compare this period to when reagan was president in 1983 and 1984, our growth rates were in the range of 7 1/2% on average the first four quarters of '83 and it extended through bill clinton. we are going to lose a lot. you know, these people are a precious natural resource. you can't get back
and abducted a 5-year-old autistic boy. cnn's martin savidge is in midland city for us. martin, funeral services were held today for the bus driver who is being called a hero. what are people saying about him tonight? >> yeah, that would be charles poland. hello, don. very difficult day. they've all been difficult, of course, since tuesday. but even more so because of the emotions that came to a head as family member, as those who worked, fellow bus drivers, teacher, even strangers all came together at a nearby civic center, hundreds of them for a public memorial service that was held for charles poland as he is officially known, mr. chuck as he was known to his students there was a lot of praying. prayers that were said of course not only for the victim, but for the young boy ethan, who continues to be held, and for the man alleged to be his captor. and that's jimly lee dykes. they say they hope his heart will be turned to release the little boy. and then after that came the funeral service and the burial. it was very interesting to note school buses were very much a part of this memor
in rural midland city. about 80 miles from the capital of montgomery. details of the rescue operation are still emerging.and we'll keep you posted. >> pam: only on four -- we have just tracked down new information on the prime suspect. in the kidnapping of kevin collins. the san francisco abduction made national headlines in 19-84. just hours ago, kron4's maureen kelly spoke the man's former employer. >> reporter: dan therrien.who you see in the dmv photo.which kron4 first brought to light last week.was better known as kelly to the people at this south san francisco custom furnishing business. his longtime partner.jack chow.which you see here.worked there for close to eight years.and therrien did some contract painting work for them occasionally. the owner of the business.who didn't want to go on camera was shocked to hear that the home the couple shared in the 80's had been searched last week by cadaver dogs and sfpd cold case investigators in connection to the kevin collins disappearance. she says that the man she knew was very nice and friendly.and that therrien and chow were very
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